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Senior Graphic Designer

Chen Design Associates k

Oakland, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

Apr 27
Job Description

We are seeking a versatile graphic designer with 5-7 years of experience to join our team. Reporting to the Creative Director, our ideal candidate can turn ideas into engaging creative that carry a client’s brand story through identity, print, packaging, and digital as part of a highly collaborative team culture. They will have a track record of creating engaging digital experiences, with an emphasis on website design.

Our studio values having a range of styles, skill sets, and perspectives on our design team. The ideal candidate will present a portfolio with an aesthetic that demonstrates a distinct visual style that differs from the work showcased on our website.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
+ Deliver thoughtful and forward-looking design, taking ownership of deliverables through execution
+ Listen to client needs and work with team members to generate design solutions
+ Demonstrate leadership and collaborative spirit throughout the design process, from ideation and brainstorming, to internal reviews and critiques
+ Confidently communicate the strategic thinking behind your design concepts to the team, receiving constructive criticism and taking initiative to learn and grow
+ Work with the Creative Director and Project Leads to manage workloads across the team
+ Maintain the highest standards of quality, taking responsibility to ensure that only the best work is released to clients

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
+ 5+ years of graphic design experience in digital and print within a studio or agency
+ Degree in Graphic Design or related discipline
+ Proven ability to collaborate with a creative team
+ Experience handling tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
+ Strong point-of-view and familiarity with current typography, color, and design trends
+ Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Photoshop, etc.) with a strong foundation in industry best practices
+ Demonstrated experience producing files for print production and digital production
+ Proficient in building and maintaining design systems across touchpoints and platforms
+ Solid understanding of best practices in UX, UI, and accessibility
+ Familiarity with using digital CMS and marketing platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Mailchimp, and Emma, including an understanding of how designs are translated into custom themes and templates
+ Motivation to learn new software/tools and keep skills sharp
+ Additional animation/motion graphics skills (After Effects) and coding/development skills (HTML/CSS/PHP/JS) are a plus

Chen Design Associates

Chen Design Associates is an internationally-recognized brand studio based in Oakland, CA.
For thirty years, we’ve created memorable and meaningful brand experiences across a wide range of markets and industries.

Our work is crafted to get you noticed, get your story across, and get your brand pointed in the right direction. We work with clients who are passionate about creating experiences that enhance people’s lives.